Kite Pharma

Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility

Frederick, MD

Kite Pharma is a pioneer in cell and gene therapy research. Its new Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Frederick, MD, produces T-Cell therapies focused on life-changing cancer treatments. This cutting-edge facility includes a 200,000 SF manufacturing building and a 60,000 SF office building. EwingCole designed the facility with a focus on transparency and the efficient connection of employees between the labs and production space in the manufacturing facility with the workstations and services of the office building. Movement between these two areas revolves around a central courtyard with a protected space to relax and dine with employee amenities such as table tennis, bocce ball, and a putting green. The two-story office building comprises an open work environment with collaboration and training spaces, a fitness center, a full-service kitchen, servery, and dining space. The commercial cGMP cell therapy manufacturing building includes QC labs, GMP warehouse, and production clean rooms containing state-of-the-art process utilities and equipment. Bright, sleek interior finishes convey transparency and cleanliness of the facility to all who walk through the adjacent corridors. Independent HVAC systems and a suite separation strategy within the manufacturing facility allow individual spaces to operate or shut down for cleaning or alterations. The facility includes space for future expansion to double the manufacturing production capacity while normal facility operations continued.